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Breakfast in Bed Gift Basket

Breakfast in Bed Gift Basket: perfect, thoughtful gift, includes a recipe and homemade mix for pancakes, and free printable.

Breakfast in Bed Gift Basket: perfect, thoughtful gift, includes a recipe and homemade mix for pancakes, and free printable.

This time of year we’re all looking for thoughtful, easy gifts for the holidays and this one is PERFECT.  A bottle of wine is great, flowers are sweet, but I really love to give something that is practical, but still special and thoughtful and more personal.  Everyone would love a gorgeous breakfast in bed gift basket like this one.   This basket would be great as a teacher gift, or to bring as a hostess gift during the holidays.  I love the idea of writing on the card for the host of a dinner party “You made dinner, so I took care of breakfast.”

I made up my little basket with some homemade pancake mix, maple syrup -has to be the real stuff too, Starbucks Holiday Blend ground coffee, a scented candle, and some pastries from my favourite local bakery.  The pretty wire basket is lined with a napkin, and piled in all the treats.

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Breakfast gift basket ideas

Homemade Pancake Mix

The homemade pancake mix is really simple to make, and so, so yummy.  Seriously I grew up on store-bought pancake mix.  Then my husband started making pancakes from scratch. They are amazing.  They are so worth the tiny bit of effort.  I promise that once you’ve tried these, you’ll never go back.

Free Printable

For gift giving, just combine the dry ingredients, put them in a pretty container and attach the pretty free printable with the rest of the directions.

Breakfast in Bed Gift Basket ideas

Homemade Pancakes

Breakfast in Bed Gift Basket: perfect, thoughtful gift, includes a recipe and homemade mix for pancakes, and free printable.


Dry Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups milk (optional: substitute buttermilk for regular milk)
  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla


  1. Whisk all the dry ingredients together in a bowl, and then pour into a pretty container for gift giving, and be sure to attach the rest of the ingredients and instructions with our free printable.
  2. If you're making them for yourself, combine the wet ingredients in another bowl. Stir dry and wet together until just combined, be careful not to over mix. Cook on a hot, greased griddle or frying pan until golden brown -flipping sides once little bubbles begin to appear. Enjoy!
breakfast gift basket

I’ve packaged my pancake mix up in a pretty vintage mason jar -but any jar would work great.  Then just print the directions here, and attach to the jar for gift giving.

DIY pancake mix

For Christmas giving, tuck a little greenery and some berries into a bow, and add it to your basket.

breakfast in bed basket

With a sweet Breakfast in Bed Gift Basket like this for holiday gift giving, life really is a party!

More Ideas

You might also like our Christmas Hostess Gift Ideas here.

Christmas Hostess Gift Ideas: give charitable contributions to the developing world through MCC with funny printable gift tags, and a small gift.

Also check out our Printable Christmas Gift Card Holders here.

You might also enjoy our Holiday Hostess Wine and Cheese Gift Basket here.


  1. Hi Lucy – what program did you use to create the pancake directions tag? I’d like to use something similar for some of my recipes.

  2. What a nice gift idea. I love the idea of putting the dry pancake mix ingredients into the jar as part of the gift. That’s really clever. Thanks for sharing. #client

  3. Hi Lynn,
    It really depends on the size of your pancakes…I like a mini myself but let’s say a dozen regular size. Hope this helps.

  4. Hi Debbie,
    The printable is right in the post, it’s highlighted and you just click on it with your mouse and it will take you right to it and you can print it.
    Hope this helps,

  5. Hi Kelly, not exactly sure of the exact size of the mason jar, since it’s a vintage one. I think it’s a pint. Hope this helps.

  6. What a great great gift idea to take to a dinner party! Is there a printable for the ‘you made dinner, so I took care of breakfast’? Also, did you get the candle at target too? Thanks, Joanna

  7. Hi Joanne, Sorry no printable, I would just write in the card. And, yes the candle was also from Target, last year though. Hope this helps.

  8. I love the jar you put the pancake mis in. Where did you get it?
    Thanks for such a lovely idea.

  9. Hi Heather, the jar is a vintage mason jar, you might find something similar at an antique market.
    Best of luck,

  10. Quick question….any idea how many pancakes one jar of mix makes? I have a family of 7 that I want to ensure I provide enough mix for.


  11. Hi Dannyelle,
    I had been wanting to create a gift basket for my Secret Santa. After awhile of searching, I stumbled on your website. I had substituted homemade banana bread and a few things, but I did include the pancake mix and coffee. She LOVED it. Thank you for sharing your great idea.


  12. Thanks so much Melissa, I love hearing reports back like this. So glad she enjoyed it. Thanks for taking the time to let me know,
    Merry Christmas!

  13. What a great idea with this basket,,,I really appreciate you sharing…have a blessed day!!

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